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  • Rainer Baehre
    ​Associate Professor, B.A., M.A., M.Phil. (Waterloo), Ph.D. (York). Cross-listed: Social/Cultural Studies Program

    Office: AS332J
    Phone: (709) 637-6278
    Areas of Interests: Dr. Baehre teaches Canadian history, comparative social and cultural history (including gender and ethnohistory), and several courses in Twentieth-Century history. His main research focuses on interconnectedness of social and cultural institutions of the late-eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and how "power/knowledge" manifested itself historically in fields like criminal justice, medicine and psychiatry, social welfare, immigration, gender and Native encounter. In addition to Outrageous Seas: Shipwreck and Survival in the Waters off Newfoundland, 1583-1893 (McGill-Queen's), he has authored numerous chapters in various collections of Canadian legal history. He is current Social Sciences Review Editor for Newfoundland and Labrador Studies.
  • Edwin Bezzina
    ​Associate Professor, B.A. (Queen’s), M.A., Ph.D. (Toronto); Chair of the Program

    Office: AS332T
    Phone: (709) 637-6200 ext 6152
    Areas of Interests: Dr. Bezzina teaches in the areas of Early Modern Europe, the Atlantic World, women and gender, and New France. He works on Protestant-Catholic relations in seventeenth-century France, with a particular focus on the small city of Loudun after the French Wars of Religion. He has published a number of articles in his area and is preparing an article documenting attitudes towards baptism among Loudun’s Catholic population as well as a small project on widows in Loudun and the potential for independent female agency in the family household. He is also collaborating with a colleague in France to edit the fascinating register of the life of Loudun’s Reformed church in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries.
  • Olaf Janzen
    B.A. (McMaster), M.A., Ph.D. (Queen's); F.R.Hist.S

    Office: AS332F
    Phone: (709) 637-6282
    Areas of Interests: (Sabbatical, 1 Sept/15 - 31 Aug/16) Dr. Janzen teaches North Atlantic, Military, and Newfoundland history. His research specialty is eighteenth-century Newfoundland, working on settlement history, piracy, privateering, and the defence of Newfoundland during that period. He is currently investigating the peace-time activities and role of the Royal Navy in Newfoundland waters between 1763 and 1775.
  • Carol King
    ​Associate Professor , B.A., B.Ed. (Saint Mary's), M.A. (Dalhousie), Ph.D. (Brown).

    Office: AS332C
    Phone: (709) 639-6563
    Areas of Interests: Dr. King is a Hellenist with interests in Greek literature and history, Greek and Roman historiography, and divination in the ancient world. Her era of specialization is Alexander the Great. She is currently working on a monograph on Ancient Macedonia.
  • Bonnie White
    ​B.A. (St. Mary’s), M.A. (University of New Brunswick), Ph.D. (McMaster). A "leave replacement" appointment in 2015-2016.

    Office: AS318
    Phone: 709-639-2593
    Areas of Interests: Dr. White teaches in the area of Modern Europe, focussing on modern Germany, modern Britain, and the First World War. Her primary area of research is women's work in twentieth-century Britain, particularly related to agricultural labour during the Great War. In 2014 she published The Women's Land Army in First World War Britain (Palgrave Macmillan), which examines the mobilization of a female workforce in wartime Britain. She has also published articles on wartime recruitment, food protests, and the methodology of oral histories collected by the Imperial War Museum. She is currently working on two projects, one dealing with female emigration schemes in interwar Britain, and another exploring representations of gender and marriage in the romance novels of Berta Ruck.

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